Who, besides me, misses Sun Mcrosystems?

Oracle is still struggling to secure Java 7 left wide open to hackers since last October…. Apple and Mozilla have both decided to mark Java as MalWare on their respective systems.  


Published in: on January 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

How to convert a Google+ stream into an RSS Feed


A web service called PlusFeed

Google Plus RSS Feeds

RSS feeds are not officially supported by Google Plus yet, that’s bad if you want to follow a specific user on the new social networking site. Sure, you could add the user to a circle to read all (public) messages on the Google Plus website, or visit the stream of that user directly to access the new messages.

Published in: on October 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

What’s the point of ITAR, again?

The article names Verint Systems Inc, based in New York,  as exporting competing equipment for the $3 billion “Lawful Intercept” market worldwide.

Torture in Bahrain Aided by Nokia Siemens

U.S. and EU export laws and UN sanctions control just a narrow slice of technology such as weapons systems or data encryption. International embargoes that cover a broader range of equipment target only a small circle of the worst actors, such as Myanmar and North Korea.

Published in: on August 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Getting your Java to Talk Twitter


As somebody who had to puzzle this out on his own … you are gonna find this article so helpful.

Java Twitter Integration | Javalobby

During my development with Twitter4j, I was stuck with the authentication process. This article is an attempt at easing the use of Twitter4j so that I’ll be the only one to face such problems.

Published in: on March 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Google to force SSL use in APIs

Coming your way Sept 15 … re-write and re-test while there is still time.  Reminds me of when Twitter switched authentication to Oauth.

Google forces developers to use ssl with its apis- The Inquirer


Google already uses SSL with several of its applications including Gmail and Google Docs, but now the firm has turned its attention to developer APIs. The firm will require all users of its Documents List, Spreadsheet and Sites APIs to use SSL after 15 September.



Published in: on March 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Java 7 for Mac OS X Project at OpenJDK

This is the future of Java on Mac.  Learn to love it.

Open source Java 7 for Mac code appears • The Register


The OpenJDK project has released the first code for the Apple-backed open source version of Java Development Kit 7 for Mac OS X.

The initial code – a BSD port – is now available from the new Mac OS X Port Project on the OpenJDK website. The project already offers a mailing list and project wiki, and a bug reporter in on the way. The latest developments are available from the project status page.


Published in: on January 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

Some Impressive Photo Gallery Designs using jQuery.

For those of you designing web sites, look to these demos for some inspiration.

40 Exceptional jQuery Photo Gallery and Slider | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

The most amazing thing about jQuery is that you don’t have to be a techie to add jQuery to your website, you can easily add it even if you don’t know much about JavaScript and jQuery. So let us take a look at this assortment. Feel free to share your opinion with us.

Published in: on January 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tomcat server with nginx and memcached

Have a look at the diagram.  Something to keep in mind if you need to serve up high performance Java applications on a budget.

Killer Java applications server with nginx and memcached | Francisco Souza

As you can see, when a client do a request to the nginx server, it first checks on memcached if the response is already cached. If the response was not found on cache server, then nginx forward the request to Tomcat, which process the request, cache the response on memcached and returns it to nginx. Tomcat works only for the first client, and all other clients requesting the same resource will get the cached response on RAM. My objective with this post is to show how we built this architecture.

Published in: on January 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Was Stuxnet made in China?

Yes, you can see this posted on Slashdot, too.  But since we blogged the original analysis that Stuxnet looked like a piece of ordinance consider this a follow up.  The story reads like the Pink Panther scene where Clouseau has gathered all the suspects together in the drawing room and methodically ticks off the facts that lead to the undeniable conclusion that the wrong person did it.   If you got China and Israel into a drawing room and confronted them with these facts … read on:

Stuxnet’s Finnish-Chinese Connection – The Firewall – the world of security – Forbes

As far as China goes, I’ve identified 5 distinct ties to Stuxnet that are unique to China as well as provided a rationale for the attack which fits China’s unique role as Iran’s ally and customer, while opposing Iran’s fuel enrichment plans.

Published in: on December 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

A few interesting Open Source JVM implementations

With Oracle poised to go Freemium on Java, directories of JVM alternatives are getting plentiful.  But this one included some useful (if niche) alternatives.  In addition to
all the usual suspects” there is a Java-to-C version, and a Mono/.Net compatible version listed near the end.

An open source collaborative network

JC Virtual machine converts Java class files to C source code. It could also compiles with GCC and loads them with built-in ELF loader. Additional to that, JC provides a complete Java runtime with optimization to increase performance.


Published in: on December 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm  Leave a Comment